Wake Up Call Breakfast Series shines a spotlight on distinguished leaders in the fight against prostate cancer
VANCOUVER, April 12, 2012 /CNW/ - On April 17, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) will host their annual Wake Up Call Breakfast in Vancouver. At this event PCC will celebrate Dr. Larry Goldenberg, recognized as this year's 'local hero' for his contributions to prostate cancer research and awareness.
Dr. Goldenberg is the founding Director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre and Professor and Head of the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He will receive the 2012 Local Hero Award.
"Dr. Goldenberg is a pioneer and a legend in the field of prostate cancer," said Steve Jones, President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada. "He wrote what is considered the "bible" on prostate cancer, Prostate Cancer: All You Need to Know to Take an Active Part in Your Treatment. To name just a few of his many honours, Dr. Goldenberg was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2006, was awarded the Scopus Award of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 2009, was made a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to prostate cancer research and treatment, as well as for promoting public awareness of the disease. We are very proud to present a Vancouver "Local Hero" award to Dr. Larry Goldenberg."
"Being recognized as a local hero is an honour and I thank Prostate Cancer Canada for their leadership in increasing prostate cancer awareness and supporting innovative research," Dr. Goldenberg said.
The Wake Up Call Breakfast is the only Canada-wide business breakfast series dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer. Over the past decade the event has attracted more than 16,000 business professionals and raised nearly $1.9 million for prostate cancer research, awareness, support and advocacy.
|What:||Wake Up Call Breakfast|
|Who:||Dr. Larry Goldenberg, local hero|
|Prostate Cancer Canada, local representatives|
|When:||April 17, 2012|
|Time:||7 to 8:45 a.m.|
|Where:||Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7|
For tickets and additional information on the Wake Up Call Breakfast, visit prostatecancer.ca/wakeupcall.
About Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer. For more information visit prostatecancer.ca
For further information:
To confirm event attendance, schedule an advance interview or for more information, please contact:
Rebecca von Goetz
Executive Vice-President, Marketing & Communications
Prostate Cancer Canada
(416) 441 2131 X 258
Caroline De Silva
(416) 968 7311 X231